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Asher

[ash-er] /ˈæʃ ər/
noun
1.
a son of Jacob and Zilpah. Gen. 30:12–13.
2.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Asher

Asher

/ˈæʃə/
noun
1.
the son of Jacob and ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
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Word Origin and History for Asher

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob (also the name of a tribe descended from him), from Hebrew, literally "happy."

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Asher in the Bible

happy, Jacob's eigth son; his mother was Zilpah, Leah's handmaid (Gen. 30:13). Of the tribe founded by him nothing is recorded beyond its holding a place in the list of the tribes (35:26; 46:17; Ex. 1:4, etc.) It increased in numbers twenty-nine percent, during the thirty-eight years' wanderings. The place of this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Num. 2:27). The boundaries of the inheritance given to it, which contained some of the richest soil in Palestine, and the names of its towns, are recorded in Josh. 19:24-31; Judg. 1:31, 32. Asher and Simeon were the only tribes west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation. Anna the prophetess was of this tribe (Luke 2:36).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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